Working Out with Your Kids

I know that a lot of FCF readers are parents or have kids, and you have a hard time making it to the gym. So why not make fitness fun and involved for the entire family. Here are a few exercises that you can do with your kids at home or around the house to make exercising fun for all.

1. Run/Walk up and down the stairs (keep it safe)

2. Squats

3. Push-ups

4. Crunches (any variation)

5. Jump Rope

6. Lunges

Pick 4 that you would like to do with your kids and give them a lower rep number than you would give yourself or set a timer for 15-30 seconds and repeat the 4 exercises 5-6 times. It shouldn’t take you any longer than 20-30 minutes.

My nephew is 2 years old and I try to spend as much time with him as possible and we do a lot of walking up and down the stairs because it allows him to count and get used to counting in order. So here is what we do:

1. Walk up and down 15 stairs 3-4 times

2. Walk around the block while he rides his bike and I point out different objects and we discuss what color it is or what the object is

3. We run back and forth up and down the driveway and after each rep we do 10 squats

This tires him out and afterwards we have fruit and a sippy cup of water (I use the sippy cup because he asks me to). He enjoys it and it gets my heartrate going just trying to keep up with him.

Here is a pic of us when we were walking around the block.

excercising with kids

Doing this will allow you to spend time with your family and instill healthy habits that can stick with them for a lifetime.

About MoniqueB

Hi I'm Monique. I graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a B.S. in Kinesiology. I'm a personal trainer and NPC Figure competitor who loves transforming bodies. I am also currently enrolled in a Master's program.